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richard. he writes. i have created a series of educational dvds. i would like to start a business that among other things would sell these educational dvds to schools as part of their lesson plants and to retail outlet's in box sets. how do i determine a value weighs when looking for investors which i would need to produce investors? >> old school. i think the reality is that investors, there is going to be something in between what an entrepreneur thinks that their valuation is and what an investor thinks. a lot of accelerators are saying, for $25,000, we are going to take 10% of your company, regardless if you are selling educational dvds or anything. that's sort of setting what i think is sort of the right level on the floor. >> what about this idea of convertible debt? it sounds like for what he is doing, maybe this is for friends or family or somebody who is interested in the educational world. the idea of don't set the valuation at this first round. say this is debt. when we get our next round and we have more sophisticated investors, with he will convert that into equity. d
are delving into the digital world, be knowledgeable. >> education is key. whether or not you're educating yourself or send a couple of your staff in and whether that be trade shows, digital marketing trade shows or whether that be meet-ups, you have to get involved and you have to rub elbows with the people who know for you to get ahead of the space. >> one big takeaway from the experts, if you are still using some technologies from two years ago, you may be in trouble. >>> we have a power trio of experts on this topic this week. ramon ray is the editor of smallbiztechnology.com. a company that shows small businesses how they can use technology to grow. riva lasonski, the founder and ceo of grow biz media. a company specializing in coverage of small businesses and entrepreneurship. and brian hallagan is the cofounder and ceo of hub spot, a marketing company. i had not seen that cat video before. that is funny. i somehow missed that one. brian, i wanted to start with you to ask you something about seo. seo used to be sort of the holy grail. if you could figure out seo. is it still as impor
are with us. richard writes, i have created a series of educational dvds. i would like to start a business to sell them to schools to use as part of their lesson plans and to retail outlet box sets. how do i determine which i would need to produce additional episodes. dvds was the first thing that caught me there, right? >> that's true. old school. old school. i think the reality is investors are never going to -- there's going to be something in between of what they think the valuation is. accelerators are setting valuations saying we are going to take 10% of your company. regardless of selling educational dvds. it's setting the right level and floor. >> what about the idea of convertible debt? it sounds like it's a friends and family. the idea of don't set the valuation at this first round. say this is debt. when we get the next round and more sophisticated investors, we convert it. do you see that happening? >> i see it happening. sometimes it's in a local community. we have an organization called jump start that supports entrepreneurs. they are deploying their companies on the same met
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